Wednesday, October 28, 2009


It’s difficult to believe that Prime Minister Rudd, a man who claims to a complete and unassailable grasp on international diplomacy could be such an unmitigated diplomatic disaster. From his inept and humiliating kowtowing to the murderous dictators in China to his complete lack of comprehension of the intricacies of doing business in Indonesia.

"Officials in Tanjung Pinang were deeply unhappy with the deal struck between Canberra and Jakarta to take the refugees who have been at sea aboard the Australian Customs vessel Oceanic Viking for more than a week."

Did Rudd, the bumbling, over promoted public service buffoon yet again ignore the advice of his advisors? One would have to assume so, as only the most amateur novice would think a handshake deal in Indonesia means anything.

For the West a deal is done on a handshake and its cemented on the signature. For the average Indonesian businessman, the handshake is means to transmit the flu and a contract signature is the time to begin talking how to avoid the details of the contract and squeeze more money. The more the other party has committed the better as it becomes party time.

Now when everyone knows the rules of the game, it works as each party builds in their own safety net. However when one party walks in like a tourist in the seedy side of town, wearing gold chains and Rolex watches then that party is going to get rolled. The final piece of advice, NEVER EVER do business with the Indonesian Government unless you carry your testicular bits in a fire proof safe, the rules are in a constant state of change and the government is the umpire.

Seriously was there anyone on the planet, except the Idiot Rudd who didn’t think the Indonesians would not find a way to strangle the arrangement (as evil as it is) for more cash?

"But after earlier telling reporters Indonesia was not a "dumping ground" for refugees, provincial governor Ismeth Abdullah softened his remarks but queried the detention centre's readiness.
"Who is going to give (the Sri Lankans) their food?" he asked The Australian. "Where is the money going to come from for all their expenses?"

Any resident of Indonesia could translate the above statement for KRUDD into what it really means. You could almost hear the old ABBA hit wafting across the wharf...Money...Money ..Money..It's rich man's world.

Of course, asking someone to account for the over 50million dollars of Australian Taxpayers money already spent will result in the “screen-saver” face.

From here Australia has two choices if they insist on this idiots plan. Firstly, insist that Indonesia honour the deal and immediately cease the flow of funds into Indonesia across the board. Don’t threaten, don’t waffle, just do. Nothing cements an agreement or creates an atmosphere of cooperation faster than an official getting a pain the hip pocket.

The second way, and the one the idiot Rudd will take, cave in to the demands for more cash and gain short term cooperation. Then stand by as the demands become more and more outrageous as Australia becomes more and more committed to this lunacy.

The best way, admit the lunacy and withdraw all support for this insanity and return the illegal immigrants to Australian run, controlled and sponsored detention centres. This option would be a hoot as well as honourable, because you would also get to watch Indonesian Officials falling over themselves to resurrect the original plan as they see their platinum gravy train (boat) escaping their sticky fingers (Problem Mister..No Problem already fixed..It was miscommunication…All good now)

Tuesday, October 27, 2009


Far be it for the Stump to gloat and say "I told you so" but the ill considered inhumane and utter disaster in waiting plan for Indonesia to be Australia's Immigrant Rendition Site of choice has already come apart.

Interestingly, from Indonesia's point of view, the below clearly demonstrates the weakness of the central government in controlling the provinces. Who is really running the country? IDIOTS ALL...Meanwhile Rudd shuffles human beings around in a gruesome version of live stock transport. Hello Howard haters and the Left...WE CAN'T HEAR YOU.....

October 27, 2009
Article from: Agence France-Presse

AN Indonesian provincial governor has refused to allow an Australian customs vessel to unload 78 Sri Lankan asylum-seekers, saying Indonesia is not a "dumping ground" for refugees.
Indonesia agreed to take the Sri Lankans on humanitarian grounds after their boat ran into trouble off Sumatra island last week en route to Australia.

They were rescued by the Australian navy and transferred to the Oceanic Viking, an Australian customs boat, which was to deliver them back to Indonesia for refugee processing.

Initially scheduled to unload its human cargo at Merak, western Java, last week, it was diverted for unknown reasons about 900km north to the Riau Islands port of Kijang.

But Riau Islands Governor Ismeth Abdullah said he had no instructions to accept the migrants.

“We ban the Australian vessel carrying 78 Sri Lankan migrants from coming ashore at Kijang port. We order the navy and the police to enforce this,” he said.

“Unless there's an order from the president, the ship cannot come ashore. We're not a dumping ground for other countries.”

The Oceanic Viking has been anchored off Kijang, on Bintan island opposite Singapore, for more than a day accompanied by an Indonesian navy warship.

Indonesian officials from various departments have been unable to explain why the Sri Lankans have not disembarked.

The delivery of the migrants is the first test of a new “framework agreement” between Canberra and Jakarta on handling asylum seekers.

The sketchy deal was announced last week after a meeting between Kevin Rudd and Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono in Jakarta, amid an upsurge in unlawful boat arrivals in northern Australia.


Another bunch of brain dead, socially inept, brain washed fools are currently in the dock in Australia for planning the murder of innocent people. Why on earth Australia and same many other nations persist in providing these bottom-feeders with same rights and privileges as Australian Citizens is beyond the Stump, however Citizenship, its rights and obligations is a post for another time.

In what would appear to yet another rambling, incoherent, hate filled rant it is alleged that accused Somali terrorist Saney Aweys urged a friend fighting in Somalia to "be strong" and declared that Australians were already "copping (it) hard, man" from Allah.

"Thanks to Allah, we say Allah bring the fitna (trouble), Allah bring them calamity," Mr Aweys said, according to a transcript of a conversation with Walid Mohamed Osman tendered yesterday in the Melbourne Magistrates Court.
"When the whole nation is coming down, first the economy comes down, first. By Allah, factories shutting down ... I've never seen Melbourne like this then fire coming to them, no water, the water storage is empty. They are copping (it) hard, man. Thanks to Allah."

Fair Dinkum, if stupid was a plane then attributing natural disasters to Allah as punishment for being naughty is the Spruce Goose of Stupid. Of course, we have our very own fools here in Indonesia telling all that will listen (which is far too many) that the disasters in Aceh and Padang were God’s punishment and it’s God’s Will that little children have to die. Which would, of course make him/her a particularly nasty and vengeful piece of work.

In regard to our alleged filthy little Somali Terrorist and his maggoty mates, for a Somali to be claiming that Allah punishes a country with natural disasters is beyond lunacy. Even by its own warped logic one can only assume that it has not received any post cards from that paradise on Earth called Somalia lately.

One cannot help but notice, like all these cowards maggots are happy to soak up the privileges that modern society gives them but unable to face the true challenge that life presents.. Suicide in any form is the ultimate act of cowardice as it leaves others to rebuild and carry on in the absence of the madness.

If our Somali morons really wanted a better world then perhaps their energies would have been better directed at helping their own nation feed, clothe and educate itself. However, we all know that would actually require strength, intelligence, fortitude, courage in the face of seeming insurmountable obstacles none of the qualities found in those who cower behind religion as they bring mayhem to others and take the easy exit from this one and only life.
Oh and spare me, you cannot blame the religion for these people.
If card carrying believers are so worried about the Image of Islam then its time they deal with these people before they get to this stage. The cry of victimization and prejudice runs a very poor race when socially inept idiots are running around screaming mayhem in the name of Allah. Are we to think that no-one else in their local Mosque knew or heard their extreme views before or heard them refer to the others as infidels or worse? This is an Islamic problem and until Islam and its self proclaimed leaders start to take responsibility for things done in the name of the religion then it’s a bit rich to claim offence.

Sunday, October 25, 2009


A person who tells lies.

falsifier, perjurer, prevaricator.

The Stump should not be surprised but never the less is disappointed with Australia’s Current Foreign Minister Steven Smith statements on the political news program “The Insiders” this morning. Now everyone would know by now that the Stump considers the current Australian Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd a two- bob bully and the very worst kind of political opportunist who stands for nothing except his own personal advancement. However, Steven Smith has always impressed the Stump as an articulate, extremely intelligent individual which made his comments that he believed (paraphrased) that “Illegal Immigrants would be treated in a humane and civilised fashion within the proposed Indonesian Detention Centres to be run on behalf of the Australian people” even more repugnant.

It beggars belief that an Australian Foreign Minister would not know the conditions of Indonesian places of internment and the low priority placed on human rights and human dignity in the nation. To believe that mindset would change in a Detention Centre funded by Australia but managed by Indonesia makes Smith a unmitigated, immoral Liar or the person of such naive optimism he is not fit to hold a position such importance to Australia’s welfare.

Let there be no misunderstanding, the Stump is a strong supporter of absolute border protection and believes that a major cause of Australia’s current social woes is the blind support for the utopian nonsense that all cultures are equal. Never the less, the Stump fully understands that people will always try to enter Australia both legally and illegally generally as economic refugees. Obviously, these illegal immigrants need to be detained, reviewed and in the vast majority of cases returned to their places of origin. It is not and never was Australia’s role to be the guardian angel of the world.

However, all people need to be treated with respect and dignity. It is not unreasonable for a person to seek a better life for himself and his family. Therefore the process of detention and review should be conducted as quickly as possible in a place/s that provide decent accommodation, health care and security. Even the most brain dead, immoral swine could see that the “Indonesia Solution” would provide none of those basic humane requirements.

Jakartass,posed the question in a previous post comment “Did the Stump think SBY would accept the offer to act as Australia’s nation of choice for detention of Illegal Immigrants” (or words to that effect).

The answer of course, is Absolutely! The Indonesian "powers that be" must be almost wetting themselves with excitement at this manna from Heaven. Not only is the Australian Tax payer going to send literally millions of dollars directly into that unaccountable morass that is Indonesian government but they have provided the Indonesians with an unassailable point of leverage in every future discussion between Australia and Indonesia.

“Hey you Indonesians, about time you took human rights seriously”
“Hey Prime Minister, best you shut the “F” up or we will closed the detention centre and issue boats n maps to Australia”

"Hey you Indonesians, how about doing something about Papua"
"Hey OZ Foreign Minister, best you shut the “F” or we will release some pictures of your so called Indonesian Solution just prior to an election."



The Stump challenges anyone to honestly and with a straight face repeat the KRUDD’S statement that sending Illegal Immigrants to a detention centre in Indonesia is "balanced and humane and fair"

On another note, what’s the truth that Bakie Brothers and their cash cow of choice Bumi are exiting as fast as they can from Australian Company Herald Resources? Could it be that they found the attention of the corporate watchdog a little more than they are used to in Indonesia or just yet another fire sale.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Rudd - Immigrant Smuggler

Mr Rudd told ABC1's 7.30 Report on Thursday the asylum-seekers' treatment would be "balanced and humane and fair" unlike the previous government which "had kids behind razor wire".

The Australian Labor has a history of human rights abuses, who can could forget the Suharto Arse Kissing by that sad little worm Keating or the "look the other way" policy during the invasion of East Timor.

Prime Minister Rudd continues that disgraceful legacy with his Rendition policy of Illegal Immigrants. It is impossible to believe that anyone with a semblance of knowledge about Indonesia would find the below a surprise or unexpected.

This creature and the Labor party's rusted on leftish frauds had the nerve to complain about Howard's Policies..What a bunch of disgraceful frauds.

October 24, 2009
Article from: The Australian

A TOTAL of 78 Sri Lankan asylum-seekers on board an Australian Customs vessel were to be transferred today to an Indonesian detention centre where detainees yesterday claimed they were beaten and robbed by guards, and slept 20 to a room on mattresses on the floor with no airconditioning.

With arms outstretched through the bars of their first-floor dormitory, above a string of razor wire, a group of Afghans who have already spent seven months in the Tanjung Pinang immigration detention centre on the Indonesian island of Bintan said they had been treated like "animals" and pleaded for Australia to help them. The Oceanic Viking, carrying 78 asylum-seekers, including a sick 12-year-old girl, was today expected to arrive near the Australian-funded detention centre. The vessel was diverted to Indonesia after an agreement was thrashed out between Kevin Rudd and Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. Mr Rudd told ABC1's 7.30 Report on Thursday the asylum-seekers' treatment would be "balanced and humane and fair" unlike the previous government which "had kids behind razor wire".

But the detainees at the facility yesterday described a life of brutality instead of the freedom they had dreamed of attaining in Australia. Navad Hashimi, 20, from Kandahar province in Afghanistan, told The Australian of being locked in during the day and suffering night-time beatings.

"Sometimes the immigration people hit some of us during the night," he said.

The beatings are punishment for the latest in a series of escapes from the centre, Sayad Nadyr, 34, from Daykundi Province in Afghanistan, said from the window of his cell.

"There is trouble, one person escape two weeks ago. At night time they come in here and punish us."

Mr Nadyr said their money had been stolen after they were picked up about seven months ago. The group of men, one with his wife, are all from the Hazara minority in Afghanistan.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Sheik Haron - Bottom Feeder

Not often Stump gets out two posts in the same day. However particular piece of Human Trash has come to the Stumps attention.

This nasty piece of pig’s offal (pictured and with due apologies to pigs)gets it’s jollies by harassing the families of dead Australian Servicemen by phone and mail.
Unfortunately the extremely lax citizenship requirements in Australia has allowed this obnoxious little fat parasite (?) to become an Australian Citizen. Any notion that Australia’s laws on citizenship and deporting of undesirables does not need seriosu review should now be put solidly to rest.

Whether you agree or not with Australia’s military involvement across the world, the fact remain unlike many countries (including the home country of the offal), the Australian Military serves at the bequest of the government and by extension the Australian people nothing more and nothing less.

The targeting of grieving families and kin is the height of cowardice and ignorance. People like the ratbag pictured and what they represent are beneath contempt and the nation would be better off without them and theirs.

Indonesia - Australia's Bounty Hunter

The stench grows ever higher on the Rudd’s opportunistic and foul plan to hand over illegal immigrants to Indonesia. It was reported today on ABC TV that the RUDD Government is offering tens of millions of dollars to Indonesia to set up detention centres for the housing and processing of illegal immigrants trying to make their way to Australia. Additionally, it would appear that Rudd is also offering a per diem (the term was bounty in old west) amount for every immigrant held.

Now we all recall Rudd referring to that those in dollars and profit as a result of human trafficking as “the vilest people on earth”. Perhaps someone can explain the difference in what RUDD and SBY are about to do. Dollars for bodies sounds like human trafficking to the Stump. It would certainly confirm the Stump opinion of the Rudd but we did (and do) have a higher opinion of the Indonesian President (SBY). One can only hope SBY strings the vile little creature along for awhile and then sends him and his bounty packing. Although unfortunately money talks loud in Indonesia.

Is the chattering left so morally blind they cannot see that the every establishment of Australian Funded detention centres is condemning people to a situation far far worse than anything the previous government had in place. For goodness sake, Indonesia record on Human Rights remains abysmal for its own people particularly when there is a dollar involved. Corruption remains one of the very few places in which Indonesia figures in the world top ten and to think this poorly conceived (although typical) plan can end in anything but human misery and pain is absolutely disgraceful.

Rudd and the Left in Australia you are an embarrassment to us all.
The only question that remains is what is the bounty on an illegal immigrant these days? I guess we should be grateful it hasn’t got to the stage of proof required for the old Dingo Bounty.

On another issue and continuing the WHERE THE HELL ARE THEY theme.
We all remember the magnificent sanctimonious morons screaming death and destruction over some supposedly Islam insulting cartoons in some minor new paper in some middling European country about the size of small cattle station. We would also recall the murder of some poor bugger due to outrage at film that didn’t pay craven regard to outmoded religious dogma.

The Stump is just wondering WHERE THE HELL ARE all the morons who were demanding respect for “their” religion when yet another mindless mob (complete with various elected officials) descended upon the site of Hindu Temple in Malaysia carting a bloody cow's head (Cows having significant religious symbolism in the Hindu Faith). Not content with simply parading the Cows head around, the myopic ones then proceeded to spit on it and play “head” soccer. The only positive message that came out of this affair was even with all the mistreatment, after examination and not all that surprisingly, the cow’s head was found to have a higher point IQ point score than the collective IQ of the entire mob. The downside..the myopic ones are believed to have the ability to reproduce.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Rudd for Refugees.. A fair deal


The Stump refuses to use the term Refugee as the very name implies people fleeing from immediate persecution in their own country to a place of safety. The very fact these illegal immigrants have paid considerable sums of money to third parties and invariably transited numerous “safe” countries makes a mockery of the term Refugee.
As of the weekend the current excuse for a Prime Minister Little Kranky Kevin announced his plan to request Indonesia house and detain the immigrants on Indonesian soil in places of detention (read leaky rotten wooden boats) funded by the Australian Taxpayer. The Indonesian Government must have showed unusual discretion by not laughing out loud as they signed the agreement and took the money never to be seen again.

So where are they??? The repugnant Left that is, not the Illegal immigrants.
Where are all the screaming latte left hordes that condemned John Howard and his Pacific Solution as a cruel solution to the illegal immigrant issue? Where are the screaming hordes that denounced Howard’s plan to house these Illegal Immigrants in Australian run and sponsored offshore camps. Where are the idiots who declared Howards policy as inhumane and lacking compassion? Are they seriously thinking that asking and trusting Indonesia to run these “camps” will be more humane?

It’s hard to believe that the current Australian Government could be so witless! After all the beating of the chests and hand wringing about conditions in the detention centres under the Howard Government, does anyone really believe that a detention centre under Indonesian control will provide better conditions, healthcare resources? Does anyone seriously believe the money the Australian Taxpayer rams into this plan concocted on the fly will actually end up being utilised as it should and not building another mansion in sunny Pundok Indah?

Surely for an example of Indonesia’s treatment of homeless people, even the most naive traveller would know you only have to glance under the toll road bridges in Jakarta? Or if you wish see the way justice and compassion is applied to those people with no voice in Indonesia just look at the despair of mudflow victims just outside of SURABUYA.

Even the most clueless diplomat must know that Indonesian Foreign policy and agreements are (to the eternal frustration of career diplomats in Indonesia) subject to the whims of neo-nationalist and worldly ignorant Political trough feeders. Does it really take a genius to recognise that it is only a matter of months before its Australia’s turn to be Indonesia’s public enemy number one again.

The “us against the rest foreign policy” of Indonesia is a recognised cyclic routine to avoid addressing the real issues at home in Indonesia. Any one with more than a year’s memory recall remembers the “EVIL Singaporeans are stealing our sand, harbouring our criminals” ..yawn yawn...”The Evil Malaysians are stealing our songs..clothes” (always a hoot when Indonesia cries foul over intellectual property as anyone who has tried to buy original software in Indonesia will testify)..”The Evil Europeans are racist because our planes fall out of the sky”..”The Evil Australians are trying to steal Papua”... because that’s just what Australia needs another failed state to prop up with Tax payer funds.

What do the clueless ones think will happen to the agreement once its Australia’s turn to be king of the shit people again. Well at least we can be sure all the money would be returned..........................

This Australian KRUDD Government could well go down as the most inept government both domestically and internationally in Australia’s History. Their complete inability to separate ideological dream time from real politic is simply breathtaking in the long term damage it is doing to Australia. From decades of debt to ward off a non-existed economic depression (oh and spare us the stimulus plan that allowed every Australian to buy a Chinese Plasma TV saved the nation) to the bend over backward knee tremblers with China and Indonesia. Let alone the Economy destroying Carbon Tax that will not make the slightest difference to world pollution levels but will put thousands out of work. Yup Australians can be stupid!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Saudi Arabia crys Poor

As an update on the world's collective insanity, news is in that Saudi Arabia has declared its intention to demand Western Aid should world dependence on Oil decrease.

“Saudi Arabia has led a quiet campaign during these and other negotiations — demanding behind closed doors that oil-producing nations get special financial assistance if a new climate pact calls for substantial reductions in the use of fossil fuels.”

"We are among the economically vulnerable countries," Al Sabban told The Associated Press on the sidelines of the talks ahead of negotiations in Copenhagen in December for a treaty to replace the Kyoto Protocol, which expires in 2012.
"This is very serious for us," he continued. "We are in the process of diversifying our economy but this will take a long time. We don't have too many resources”

Yea and the Stump hearts simply bleeds for the poor bugger me Saudi Nation, not like they have been known for excesses over the years or the exporting of hard line nutcases to previously peaceful nations. Does anyone still want to argue that the upcoming Climate Change talks in Copenhagen are anything but the usual “berate the West and give us cash now” gathering of collective tyrants, idiots and supplicants.
It’s the Stump’s view that IF this issue of Climate Change is so serious then it’s time responsible nations stopped this fraudulent black arm band view of history and started demanding some real and concrete changes from the usual “AID” vampires.

Perhaps in our local region, its time proof was demanded of one major government environmental project that is not racked with corruption and failure. Cannot do it? Then spend the money on those nations who can make the leap from their hip pocket to the people and the environment.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Predators, Princes and Ponces

Predators, Princes and Ponces
The Stump is “slumming” it this week in downtown Jakarta, with it’s polluted yellow skies and rivers of trash and effluent.

Are humans the only species of the Animal Kingdom who so willingly migrate and find it acceptable to live on a cess pit? This of course makes an interesting counter point to the inane bleating of the developing countries as they juggle for position in the upcoming “grab for cash” climate change forums.

It’s endlessly amusing to watch how those nations previously trumpeting their advances and ancient civilisations are suddenly happy to declare themselves “developing” again once money is involved. Sadly this great concern for their own environment and the hand out mentality doesn’t seem to include actually getting off their collected polluted arses and do a modicum for themselves.

Say stop ravaging forests for the benefit of the known ½ dozen immoral bastards or perhaps a campaign to educate the people that treating the rivers that run through your city as a dumping ground for everything from plastic to offal is not the height of human intelligence.

P.S. (Anyone else notice, it’s now official the temperature has been dropping for the last eight years and a 30 year Cooling period is predicted)

Speaking of the more base attributes of the human (?) condition. The Indonesia’s reputation as the home of a more refined and civilised adaption of the Islamic Religion took another body blow when controversial self proclaimed (aren’t they all?)Islamic Cleric (???) Sheik Puji had child abuse charges thrown out at a court in Central Java today.

We all remember this particular 43 year old rock spider, who married a 12 year old village girl in a local ceremony. Apparently configuring a case to answer of “persuading a child to have sex and/or taking advantage of a person’s economic condition for his or her own benefit,” and under the 1974 Marriage Law for marrying a minor” was beyond the ability or morality of the courts and police involved which says more about the system than the spider himself.

Curiously, this hasn’t attracted the attention of those self appointed defenders of the name of Islam in Indonesia. These idiots have been too busy intimidating anyone who may be involved with the employment of an ex-Japanese porn star (?) in a fully clothed comedy to filmed in Indonesia. Still to be fair, no one has every accused that bunch of being overly clever or insightful. Lastest news, the fully clothed and adult actress in question has decided not to come until the country grows up. She may be waiting awhile.

Meanwhile, the Obamarama cheer squad continues to drive rational people insane with a bunch of Salmon Fishermen awarding President Obama the Nobel Peace Prize. Bizarre is not the word for this one, considering nominations closed 11 days after the Chicago novice took office as President. Probably a good time to start taking stock of the great black hope;

Close Gitmo – Nope
Peace in Middle East – Nope
A Nuclear Free Iran – Nope
Health Reform – Nope
Revive the Economy – Nope
Withdraw from Iraq – Nope
Secure Afghanistan – Nope
The cold realities of the real world verses clever use of a teleprompter are beginning to fray the Avengers Cape.

Back in Australia, Kevin (“I can speak Mandarin and they like me”) Rudd in yet another piece of craven forelock tugging acquiescence to China has refused to meet the Dalai Lama when he comes to Australia. Of course, this is from the same opportunist who said the previous Liberal Party Foreign Minister was a “bit weak “ for not making the time to meet the Dalai Lama (although it seemed to escape the earwax princes notice that John Howard had already meet with the DL on numerous occasions).

It’s galling to watch this craven excuse for a Prime Minister allowing a murderous dictatorship determine who the representative of the Australian people should or should not meet and talk to. Still the left has a significant history of scraping and selling out Australian Values.

Monday, October 05, 2009


Newly elected legislators, sleeping off their first visit to the trough?
The Stump is posting the above picture in the vain hope that it will become so widespread on the web that the people involved will become so humiliated they will crawl off back to their Kampungs where they belong.

The Stump doesn’t hold high opinions of politicians in any country but Indonesian pollies are simply mindboggling in their ability to amuse and disgust at the same time. It is a source of never ending wonder and occasional dismay when Indonesia is described as the Muslim world’s biggest democracy. Firstly the term “Muslim Democracy” instantly disrespects the millions of Indonesians who are not Muslims and have invested so much into making this nation what it is. Secondly, in a democracy, the legislators are in principle SUPPOSED to be responsible and answerable to the people who elected them. It could only be the most Arrack sozzled mind that would assume that is the case in Indonesia. In fact, in could be argued that that the only the sheer size of SBY’s (Indonesia’s President) win in the last election prevented a complete and bloody meltdown of what passes for democracy in Indonesia.

Back to the dark side, the Jakarta Post reported that over 60% of the newly elected legislators do not have a tax file number, although to be fair only 5% of the entire population has bothered to register with the tax office anyway. So essentially, 60 % of these trough feeders have never paid their way in society and now wish to hop on the tax payer gravy train. Principle, morality and honour are obviously fairly rubbery concepts for some.

Of course, this raises the question of who are the 5 % of honest people paying their way in this country?
Try the much maligned multi nationals, expats and Indonesians who actually care enough about Indonesia to give a stuff and ensure they pay their way. As for the rest of them, they are bludgers and parasites who need a swift kick up their leeching orifices.

Seems to the Stump, it’s not that difficult to gain majority compliance for NPWP despite the protests from inept government officials (is there another kind in this country?). Try perhaps a regulation where you cannot purchase a car, a motorbike or land without an ID Card and your NPWP (TAX FILE NUMBER). Surely if you have the money for one of those three items, it is a least reasonable to expect you to account for your tax burden to the state every year. Might be tricky getting the sleepy ones to stay awake long enough to enact the law but worth a try.

Don’t hold your breath though, we have more important things to worry about like Malaysia stealing songs and patterns that we stole first and sleeping off the effects of power without responsibility.